Children's Stories of the Great Scientists
Henrietta Christian Wright (1854-1899) was an American children s story writer who resided in East Brunswick, New Jersey. She wrote children s books on literature, history and science. In 1883, she published Little Folk in Green which was illustrated at the age of 16 by Miss Lydia (Field) Emmet (1866-1952), who went on to become a noted portrait artist. One of Wright s books, Children s Stories in English Literature From Taliesin to Shakespeare (1889), introduces traditional songs and literary works by Chaucer, Spenser, Sidney and Shakespeare with biographical and historic notes and re-tellings of their writings in language for children. Another book, Children s Stories in American Literature (1895), a collection of children s stories, covers a period of 1660-1860 with great authors like Edgar Allan Poe, William Bryant, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Her other works include: The Princess Lilliwinkins, and Other Stories (1889), Children s Stories of the Great Scientists (1894), Children s Stories in American Literature, 1861-1896 (1896), Children s Stories in American History (1906) and Children s Stories of American Progress (1914).
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